Brits and USM meet stiff resistance in Helmond

Published: May 14, 2008 02:30 PM Modified: May 14, 2008 02:40 PM
Lejeune Marines stay in Afghan town after Taliban influx

By JASON STRAZIUSO, Associated Press Writer
GARMSER, Afghanistan - U.S. Marines who once planned to be in this southern Afghan town for just a few days are extending their mission by several weeks after facing an influx of Taliban fighters.
The change in plans shows that despite a record number of international troops in the country, forces are still spread thin and U.S. commanders must make tough choices about where to deploy them.

Manpower problems are acute in Helmand, the largest and probably the most dangerous province in Afghanistan, where the U.S. 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived late last month to open a route to move troops to its southern reaches near the border with Pakistan
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Well I for one believe that the Allie troops in Helemand are more then a match for the opposition.
If the 'Taliban' choose to stand and fight, then they will die.
john Best regards for all our Boys doing the Biz.

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